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By Wilbur Smith

For 4,000 years, the lavish crypt of the Pharaoh Mamose hasn't ever been found...until the 7th Scroll, a cryptic message written by means of he slave Taita, provides attractive Egyptologist Royan Al Simma a tantalizing clue to its location.

But it is a treasure cache others could kill to own. just one step prior to assassins, Royan runs for her existence and into the fingers of the one guy she will be able to belief, Sir Nicholas Quenton-Harper--a bold guy who will stake his fortune and his existence to hitch her hunt for the king's tomb. jointly, they're going to embark on a panoramic trip to the main unique locale on the earth, the place the best secret of historical Egypt, a chilling probability and an explosive ardour are waiting.

Steeped in old secret, drama and motion, The 7th Scroll is a masterpiece from Wilbur Smith, a storyteller on the peak of his powers.

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At the very fringe of sleep he heard a valid, within reach within the thorn scrub in the back of him. It used to be a tiny sound, yet one who he knew so good. a valid that whiplashed throughout his nerve endings and jerked him again to complete awareness, along with his pulse racing and the coppery style of worry at the back of his throat. It used to be the steel sound of the safety-catch on an AK-47 attack rifle being slipped ahead into the ‘Fire’ place. in a single fluid move he lifted the rifle out of his lap and rolled two times, twisting his physique to hide the 2 girls who lay beside him. while he introduced the Rigby into his shoulder, aimed into the scrub at the back of him from the place the sound had come. ‘Down! ’ he hissed at his partners. ‘Keep your heads down! ’ His finger used to be at the set off and, although it was once a puny weapon with which to tackle a Kalashnikov, he used to be able to go back fireplace. He picked up his objective instantly, and swung directly to it. there has been a guy crouched twenty paces away, the attack rifle he carried aimed into Nicholas’s face. He used to be black, wearing worn and tattered camouflage fatigues and a delicate cap of a similar fabric. His webbing held a bushknife and grenades, water bottle and all of the different accoutrements of a guerrilla fighter. ‘Shufta! ’ inspiration Nicholas. ‘A genuine seasoned. Don’t take possibilities with this one. ’ but whilst he discovered that if the goal were to kill him, then he will be useless already. He aimed the Rigby an inch over the muzzle of the attack rifle, into the bloodshot correct eye of the shufta in the back of it. the guy said the stand-off with a narrowing of his eyes, after which gave an order in Arabic. ‘Salim, conceal the ladies. Shoot them if he strikes. ’ Nicholas heard stream on his flank and glanced in that path, nonetheless holding the shufta in his peripheral imaginative and prescient. one other guerrilla stepped out of the scrub. He used to be equally dressed, yet he carried a Soviet RPD gentle computing device gun on his hip. The barrel was once sawn off brief to make the weapon extra convenient for bush battling, and there has been a loop of ammunition belt draped round his neck. He got here ahead conscientiously, the RPD aimed point-blank on the ladies. Nicholas knew that, with a slightly at the set off, he might chop them either to mincemeat. there have been different stealthy rustling sounds within the bush throughout them. those weren't the one ones, Nicholas discovered. This was once a wide warfare social gathering. He may be able to get off one shot with the Rigby, yet by way of then Royan and Tessay will be lifeless. And he wouldn't be a long way in the back of them. Very slowly and intentionally he reduced the muzzle of the rifle till it was once pointing on the floor. Then he laid the weapon down and raised his arms. ‘Get your palms up,’ he instructed the ladies. ‘Do precisely what they inform you. ’ The guerrilla chief stated his give up via coming to his complete top and talking speedily to his males, nonetheless in Arabic. ‘Get the rifle and his pack. ’ ‘We are British subjects,’ Nicholas instructed him loudly, and the guerrilla regarded stunned by way of his use of Arabic. ‘We are easy travelers.

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